Phedely Ariste Articling Student

Speaks:  English, French

Primary phone: +1 613-233-1781 Ext 57650

Fax: +1 613-563-9869


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Primary office:  Ottawa

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Phedely Ariste

Phedely Ariste is an articling student in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office.

He completed his degree in the dual JD/Political Science program at the University of Ottawa.

Throughout his studies, Phedely has held a number of positions, including working as an intern for a full-service community legal clinic in Cape Town, South Africa; senior editor with the Ottawa Law Review; teaching assistant in Constitutional Law; and a research assistant to Professor Yves Le Bouthillier in the areas of public law, immigration law and refugee law. He was also a legal intern for the Independent Senators Group (ISG) where he drafted legislative briefing notes for senators as part of the ISG, and performed strategic review of various bills and reports tabled before Parliament.

During his time in law school, he competed in the 2018 Charles Rousseau Moot in Public International Law in France, where his moot team won the 2nd Best Memorial prize. In 2019, Phedely was the recipient of the Common Law Section Dean’s Award.

Phedely is actively involved in student mentorship programs. He has also volunteered with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to raise funds for children suffering from serious illness.

In his spare time, he enjoys keeping active by running, and playing soccer and basketball.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Rankings & Awards
      Common Law Dean’s Award
    • Education
      University of Ottawa, JD (magna cum laude)
  • 2016

    • Education
      Dean’s Honour List
    • Rankings & Awards
      Dispute Resolution and Professional Responsibility course prize (Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP)